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ospaoregon@gmail.com

OSPA Mailing Address
PMB 419
25 NW 23rd PL STE 6
Portland, OR 97210-5599

 

Oregon’s School Psychology Leaders

The following individuals have stepped forward to donate their time and effort to improve the profession of school psychology by taking leadership roles. Some are elected; some are appointed. Without them, the Oregon School Psychologists’ Association could not exist. Please give them the benefit of your opinions and ideas for improving OSPA services, as well as your appreciation. If you have 5, 15, or 50 minutes to contribute – let one or more of these leaders know. Many hands make the work lighter!

Your 2016-17 OSPA Board

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Kristin Rush
President

Location: Eugene, OR
Place of Work: Springfield Public Schools
Professional Interests: Individual and system crisis response, residential and day treatment, positive behavior supports
Contact: ORPresident.OSPA@gmail.com

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Mason Rivers
Past President, Conference Chair

Location: Portland, OR
Place of Work: Beaverton School District
Professional Interests: PSW, DBT, MTSS
Conference Contact Info: conferences.ospa@gmail.com
Contact: pastpresident.ospa@gmail.com

Nancy Nelson
President Elect

Location: Eugene, OR
Place of Work: Center on Teaching and Learning, University of Oregon
Professional Interests: 
Translational research focused on academic improvement: Implementation and uptake of evidence-based practices in schools, use of data-based decision making in the context of multi-tiered systems of support, use of technology to differentiate and individualize instruction, and examination of malleable factors that can be manipulated in schools to improve the success of all students, especially students with disabilities
Hobbies: Spending time with my 5 year-old daughter, travel, camping, running, biking
Contact:
 presidentelect.ospa@gmail.com

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Noah Vanhorn
Treasurer


Location:
 Eugene, OR
Place of Work: Springfield Public Schools
Professional Interests: PBIS, Multi-tiered systems of support, technology, tragedy and crisis response
Hobbies: 
Running, hiking, cycling, kayaking, rock climbing, playing with my dog
Contact: treasurer.ospa@gmail.com

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Sandra Walk
Secretary

Location: Estacada, OR
Place of Work: 
Canby School District
Professional Interests: Working with Culturally and Linguistically Diverse populations, mental Health in the schools, building behavior supports, students with Autism Spectrum Disorder and their families
Hobbies: Spending time with family, camping, fishing, and photography
Contact:
 secretary.ospa@gmail.com

Jill Kornelis
At-Large Director 1

Location: Portland, OR
Place of Work: North Clackamas School District
Professional Interests: PBIS, school family partnerships, working with culturally and linguistically diverse students and families
Hobbies: 
Traveling, hiking, foreign languages (spanish and french), reading, art
Description of Role: This individual reviews survey and research distribution requests, among other duties.  Please see here for our policies and procedures around distributing surveys or research participant requests.
Contact: atlargedirector1.ospa@gmail.com

Christabelle Moore
At-Large Director 2

Location: Eugene, OR
Place of Work:
Ph.D. Student at University of Oregon
Professional Interests:
Parents and teachers use of technology to support positive academic and health outcomes for students with or at-risk for disabilities; home-school partnerships; mindfulness to improve parenting and teaching
Hobbies: Spending time with my two middle schoolers, finding new projects and recipes on Pinterest, and practicing mindfulness
Fun Fact: I was a licensed cosmetologist (hair, nails, esthetics) and regional educator for 10 years prior to entering the field of school psychology
Description of Role: This individual reviews survey and research distribution requests, among other duties.  Please see here for our policies and procedures around distributing surveys or research participant requests.

Contact:
 atlargedirector2.ospa@gmail.com

Kelsey Snyder
At-Large Director 3

Location: Eugene, OR
Place of Work:
Springfield Public Schools
Professional Interests:
Multi-tiered systems, positive behavior supports, mental health, professional advocacy, early literacy intervention
Hobbies:
Kayaking, paddle boarding, fishing, travel, yoga, cooking
Contact:
 atlargedirector3.ospa@gmail.com
Description of Role: This individual reviews survey and research distribution requests, among other duties.  Please see here for our policies and procedures around distributing surveys or research participant requests.

Calley Ekberg
At-Large Director 4

Location: Portland, OR
Place of Work:
Centennial School District
Professional Interests:
Psychological first aid, trauma informed practices, professional advocacy, cross-systems collaboration
Hobbies:
training for half/full marathons, genealogy, my dog Holden and estate sales
Contact: atlargedirector4.ospa@gmail.com

Our Student Representatives

Each year, student representatives from local universities are chosen or elected to serve as a part of the leadership of OSPA.  This is a great opportunity for students to network for jobs, meet school psychologists from around the state, and learn more about the field of school psychology in the state of Oregon.  Our student representatives provide us with very helpful information about their training programs and give us a student perspective on being a member of OSPA.

To Be Determined
Student Representative, University of Oregon

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Student Representative, University of Oregon

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Student Representative, Lewis and Clark

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Student Representative, Lewis and Clark

Other OSPA Leadership Appointments

Elena Lilles Diamond
Bulletin Editor

Contact: ediamond@lclark.edu

Rachel Pavilanis
Webmaster

Contact: rachel.l.pavilanis@gmail.com

Rachel is responsible for making regular updates to the website.  Please contact her if you have something that you feel should be added to the website.